Tillering a laminated board bow

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Tillering a laminated board bow

#1 Post by Brooster » Sat May 16, 2020 4:59 pm

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Hi Folks, first time making a laminated board bow out of floor boards. Just trying to tiller it. Just wanted to know how close to the handle should I be taking timber off please? The limb on the left is the bottom limb. Also do you think I'm close to being able to put a string on it?
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Bruce

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Re: Tillering a laminated board bow

#2 Post by greybeard » Sun May 17, 2020 1:51 pm

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Bruce,

I would be tempted to get the tips moving a little more; to me they look a bit stiff.

Handle to mid limb appears to be a bit flat. Perhaps start a few inches from the handle and slowly remove timber working towards mid limb.

Be careful not to create a hinge in the mid limb area. Remember the limbs can change curvature when the short string is used.

Personally I will not put a short string on a bow until I get the bows tips a bit past the desired brace height.

Daryl.
"And you must not stick for a groat or twelvepence more than another man would give, if it be a good bow.
For a good bow twice paid for, is better than an ill bow once broken.
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Re: Tillering a laminated board bow

#3 Post by Brooster » Sun May 17, 2020 3:49 pm

Awesome thanks for the tips.
Cheers Bruce

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Re: Tillering a laminated board bow

#4 Post by greybeard » Mon May 18, 2020 3:16 pm

Bruce,

Keep in mind that I made an assessment based on a small photographic image; the bow could look different in real life.

Hopefully someone else will post their thoughts on how they perceive the bow.

Daryl.
"And you must not stick for a groat or twelvepence more than another man would give, if it be a good bow.
For a good bow twice paid for, is better than an ill bow once broken.
[Ascham]

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” [Einstein]

I am old enough to make my own decisions....Just not young enough to remember what I decided!....

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